To return to the NCAA tournament, a team needs contributions from both returning players and incoming recruits. Here's a look at VCU and its chances of dancing again in 2016. Quick references: 2014-15 roster 2015 recruiting Possible 2015-16 starting five G: JeQuan Lewis G: Melvin Johnson F: Jordan Burgess F: Terry Larrier C: Mo Alie-Cox Who is lost: VCU got an early look at life without Briante Weber, and what it learned is that even beyond his ability to make things happen on the defensive end and create plays in the open floor, it was his overall energy level that was hardest to replace.
about 1001 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail
Conference realignment was supposed to mean the death of mid-majors as perennial mid-major powerhouses such as Xavier, Utah, Butler, Memphis, Temple, Creighton, SMU, and others moved up to high-major conferences.
about 1100 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail
Now that the class rankings have expanded, everyone knows that Kentucky shot up to the No. 1 spot, that Arizona continues to reload out West, and that Syracuse didn't fail to bring in athletes for its 2-3 zone defense.
about 1108 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail
Over the past few years, college basketball's early signing period has clearly taken precedence over the spring period. Nearly every committed player signs his letter of intent during the fall period, while several available top-100 prospects usually make their decisions within the seven-day stretch.
about 1121 days ago | Jeff Borzello | NCB On The Trail
ESPN 100 SG Kenny Williams made a verbal commitment to VCU on Tuesday, giving coach Shaka Smart his first verbal commitment in the 2015 class. Williams -- the No. 82 player in our rankings -- was one of the breakout performers of the recent grassroots season, taking his recruitment to the very highest levels before trimming his list to Virginia Tech, VCU, Georgetown, North Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma State and Providence earlier this month.
about 1214 days ago | Adam Finkelstein | NCB On The Trail
UNION, New Jersey -- The first wave of Nike's annual Skills Academies came to Kean University this week for The Bigs Skills Academy and The Ones Skills Academy, for big men and point guards, respectively.
about 1268 days ago | Adam Finkelstein and John Stovall | NCB On The Trail
FRISCO, Texas -- The second Nike EYBL session is in the books. Let's take a look at the event's best players: Best inside player Ivan Rabb: The top-ranked player in the ESPN 60 has many different ways to change the outcome of a game.
about 1313 days ago | Paul Biancardi | NCB On The Trail